Boating on Grand Teton park waters is a popular activity, whether floating the Snake River, paddling scenic lakes, or using recreational power boats on Jackson Lake. All vessels launched in Grand Teton park waters must have a Grand Teton boat sticker, or digital proof of purchase until sticker arrives in the US Mail. Vessels must be inspected for invasive species before launch, and have a Wyoming State Aquatic Invasive Species decal, which can be purchased here: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Fishing-and-Boating/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Prevention/AIS-Decal
NOTICE: Motorized Boat access to Jackson Lake is limited due to water levels due to drought conditions throughout the west.
Colter Bay boat ramp is closed to motorized vessels as of Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The ramp will still be accessible to vessels that can be hand carried. It is likely that impacts to Signal Mountain and Leek's Marinas will occur as early as the end of August or early September. Park visitors with motorized boats should note that recreation opportunities will be increasingly limited in the park. For more information see: https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/modified-operations-at-marinas-on-jackson-lake.htm
All non-motorized and motorized boats must have a boat pass sticker affixed to the left rear (port stern) of the vessel. For rafts and other inflatable boats, pass stickers may be wrapped around O rings or affixed on other hard surfaces of the boat where it may be more likely to stick.
Your digital pass, which is e-mailed to you after completing your purchase online, can be used as proof of purchase until the boat sticker arrives in the US Mail. It is recommended that you print a hard copy of the pass and have this with you on your boat, as cell reception in the park can be spotty.
All boaters are responsible for knowing the Boat Regulations and Safety Information for the park, which are found here: https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/upload/21010-Boating-Site-Bulletin-2021-A.pdf
All persons floating the Snake River are responsible for choosing a section of the river to float which is reasonable for their ability level. Information about the difficulty of each section of the river can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/upload/21011-GRTE-Floating-Site-Bulletin-2021.pdf Updated river condition reports are posted at boat launch sites.
For current river and reservoir data, please visit Reclamation's Hydromet website at https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/uppersnake/
The Jackson Lake Boat Ramp levels are available at https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/ramps/jackson/jackson.html